WICKED FAST HALLOWEEN 5K

Saturday, October 28, 2023
2023 REGISTRATION TBD

2023 Wicked Fast Halloween 5K & Kids Run!

Continuing the Halloween 5K tradition here in Tacoma! The Wicked Fast 5K registration will include t-shirts and Halloween themed medals that are sure to scare the daylights out of you!

This flat and fast 5K course features two out-and-backs between Mile 1 and Mile 2. So you’ll get lots of  opportunities to scare your friends. Once you turn back on to the Water Walk at the Giant Octopus Mural you’ll have a frightfully flat and fast jaunt back to Dune Peninsula Park where Frank Herberts Spice Worm statue art will be waiting for you. ~ Dune the Movie

The Kids Run will begian at the RED arch and run around Dune Peninsula Park and back through the finish line!

Halloween costumes are not required, but STRONGLY encouraged and you could just win a prize! The costume contest will be at 10:30 AM at the finish line area. We’ll do an adults contest and a kids contest with prizes for both!

Wicked Fast 5K

Start Time: 9:00 am
Start/Finish Location: Dune Peninsula Park

USATF Certification: WA22023RMB

Wicked Fast Kids 1K

Start Time: 10:15 am
Start/Finish Location: Dune Peninsula Park

 

Registration Information

Registration includes:
  • Wicked Fast 5K Medal (or Kid’s 1K Finisher Ribbon)
  • Tri-Blend T-Shirt (5K) – Order by 9/29 to guarantee a shirt and size 
  • Collective Bib – Register by 9/29 to add a custom message to your bib
  • Optional merchandise available for purchase during registration while supplies last

Group of 4+? Email us at contact us for a code to register with our group rate and save $5 per 5K Registration!

Late registration will be available online during packet pickup & on day of race. Online registration closes 15 min prior to race start.

  • 5K

  • August 31 - September 1: $35 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • September 2: $45
  • September 15: $55
  • October 15: $60
  • October 28 - 29: $65
  • REGISTER NOW
  • Kids 1K

  • Registration for 2022 is open!
  • Ages 12 and under: $10
  • Parents running with their kids in the 1K do not need to register.
  • Register Now
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online. Price increases occur at midnight. 

*Please Read! TCMA Policies* All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Sorry, no exceptions.

TCMA reserves the right to alter or change race course(s) of events, without warning, based on the needs of the event, municipality requirements and/or other factors that may be out of the control of TCMA. While we do our very best to keep our courses consistent, year after year for their respective events, circumstances may arise that require TCMA to alter or change a course. As an organization that utilizes city streets, parks, and other such pathways for our events, we work very closely with the local municipalities, police departments and fire departments to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff. While we don’t like to have to change a familiar course, there are instances where we are required to do so in order to be granted permission to host the event. We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to keep the events safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Sponsored by:

A portion of proceeds goes toward the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County. Additional donations can be made during registration.

Wicked Fast 5K Medals

Celebrate your accomplishment and add some more bling to your collection! All runners will receive their hard earned commemorative finisher medal as you come across the finish line. 

Race Swag

Race swag will be availabe for pick up during packet pickup or at the finish line on race day. Unclaimed swag cannot be mailed out after the race, so don’t forget to grab yours before you leave!

  • 5K Runners receive a tri-blend shirt (guaranteed shirt & size cutoff is 9/30*).

*We do our best to estimate numbers to account for registrations after the cutoff date but to help ensure that as many runners are able to get a shirt as possible, we cannot do size exchanges until the end of the day on race day.

Packet Pickup Information

Your packet will contain:
  • Race bib with timing chip attached to back and safety pins
  • Gear check tear tag attached to bottom of bib – please fix this to your gear bag if you are checking one on race day
  • Goody bag with promotional offers and coupons from event sponsors and vendors (this bag can also be used as your gear check bag on race day)

We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid long lines on race morning. You may also pick up a packet for a friend/family member, if you do so, please make sure they know you will be picking up their packet.

Pre-Race Pickup

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Packet Pickup Location:
Fleet Feet Tacoma
3812 N 26th St
Tacoma, Washington 98407

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Day-of-race packet pickup will be available at the 5K start line from 7:30 am – 8:45 am. 

*Please Note*
Packets will not be available for pickup before stated times. Please do not call the pick-up location with packet pickup questions. If you have a question, please email us at info@tcmaevents.com. 

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Day of Race Schedule

5K

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Start/Finish Location:
Dune Peninsula Park

5361 Yacht Club Rd
Tacoma, WA 98407

7:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
8:45 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
9:00 am: 5K Start
10:30 am: Costume Contest (Adults & Kids Welcome!)

Kids 1K

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Start/Finish Location:
Dune Peninsula Park

5361 Yacht Club Rd
Tacoma, WA 98407

7:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
10:00 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
10:15 am: Kids Run Start
10:30 am: Costume Contest (Adults & Kids Welcome!)

Parking

Parking will be available in the area surrounding Point Ruston.

**Please note that all parking inside Point Ruston is paid parking.**

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the finish line. Participants will be provided with a bag to use for gear check. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer.  Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Finish Line Amenities

Once you cross the finish line, you will be greeted with a variety of food and beverages to aid in your recovery. 

Results & Photos

Timing provided by Racewire. Photos & free downloads provided by CJ Photography.

Results will be posted online shortly after you come across the finish line. Photos will be posted online in the week following the race, you will receive an email when they’re available. Results & Photos from previous years are also archived below.

Results Archive

Photos Archive

Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the course in its entirety will result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out

*Please Note* 
Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) 
If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the couse in its entirety may result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out.

*Please Note* Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Volunteer support means everything to us and our runners. We couldn’t do this without the hard work and efforts of dedicated volunteers who provide encouragement and a helping hand from getting our runners ready to hit the start line to fueling them through the finish.

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